UN / SOUTH SOUTH COOPERATION

12-Sep-2018 00:01:52
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation – in collaboration with Member States and other partners launched a compilation of ‘Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development’ which features more than 100 Southern best practices that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

12 SEPTEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jorge Chediek, Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation:
“South-south cooperation has taken off and really become a very important element of the global architecture. In quantitative terms it has grown to probably be even higher than 20 percent of what the traditional north-south cooperation is. But that volume of resources, significant as it is, probably underestimates the impact that south-south cooperation is having.”
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jorge Chediek, Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation:
“Not only China, which is probably the main actor, is engaging. Many more countries are joining in. Recently India created a fund in our office, the UN-India South-south Development Fund.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jorge Chediek, Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation:
“Latin American cooperation, particularly through several of the region’s traditional countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, is quite significant. And I also want to highlight that several countries, countries that you would lease expect, even countries with a relatively lower level of development in the region, are performing very well in terms of cooperation.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jorge Chediek, Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation:
“We normally associate south-south cooperation with countries with a certain level of relative development, or a certain level of resources, and Cuba, without great resources, has performed amazingly in terms of south-south cooperation. In this publication we read that doctors from Cuban brigades have treated 1,500,000,000 people. 1.5 billion people were treated by medical doctors from Cuba.”
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STORYLINE
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation – in collaboration with Member States and other partners today (12 Sep) launched a compilation of ‘Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development’ which features more than 100 Southern best practices that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At a press conference for the launch of the report, the Director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, Jorge Chediek, said “south-south cooperation has taken off and really become a very important element of the global architecture.”

In quantitative terms, Chediek told reporters, “it has grown to probably be even higher than 20 percent of what the traditional north-south cooperation is. But that volume of resources, significant as it is, probably underestimates the impact that south-south cooperation is having.”

Chediek remarked that “not only China, which is probably the main actor, is engaging” but “many more countries are joining in.”

He noted the creation of the 100-million-dollar UN-India South-south Development Fund.

The UN official said, “Latin American cooperation, particularly through several of the region’s traditional countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, is quite significant,” highlighting that “several countries, countries that you would lease expect, even countries with a relatively lower level of development in the region, are performing very well in terms of cooperation.”

In particular, he noted that Cuba, “without great resources, has performed amazingly in terms of south-south cooperation.”

Quoting from another publication, South-south in action, Chediek said that “1.5 billion people were treated by medical doctors from Cuba.”

Earlier today, at an event to mark the UN Day for South-South Cooperation, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed had said that developing countries have become key actors to implement the Sustainable Development Agenda and that their leadership, practices and experiences have played a major part in global transformation.
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